Perhaps, since childhood, everyone has known the taste of charlottes -apple pie, which can be cooked even for beginners. The main advantage of this delicious dish is a simple set of ingredients, and cooking does not take much time. And if you take into account the fact that you can bake this pie not only with apples, but also with bananas, berries, pineapple and many other fruit fillings, charlotte you can spoil your loved ones every day. According to many housewives, the best charlotte is obtained if it is cooked in the oven. So, the crust turns golden and crunchy, and such a pie is always just fine. However, experience shows that a charlotte, properly cooked in a microwave oven, is often not inferior in taste to the pie baked in the oven. The main thing is to know a couple of subtleties of cooking this dish, and the microwave will not bring any problems.
Features of cooking in the microwave oven
First, many housewives are embarrassed by the fact that pies,cooked in a similar way, are obtained without a golden and ruddy crust. There are several ways to cope with this problem. For example, cook a couple of minutes dish in grill mode. But here the main thing is not to overdo it, since this cake is very tender and therefore can quickly burn out. If there is no grill function in the microwave oven, you can solve the problem by adding a couple of teaspoons of cocoa to the dough - with it the pie is not so pale and gets a more appetizing look. The second point, because of which it may be difficult to learn how to cook in a microwave oven, is that it can be difficult to calculate the time for which the product is finally ready. After all, depending on the microwave model, the maximum heating temperature for them may differ. Here the good old way comes to the rescue - gently prick the crust with a clean wooden stick and see if there is any raw dough left on it. It should also be taken into account that if after the expiration of the cooking time, the pie turned slightly moist, then it can be left in the off oven for 3-5 minutes and it will be baked. In a pinch, you can always use a microwave for a couple of minutes, set to the maximum power.
The recipe for a classic pie with apples in a microwave oven
As mentioned above, charlotte can be safelydo with almost any filling. There are even unsweetened variants with meat or mushrooms. However, the recognized classics is a charlotte stuffed with fresh apples. For its preparation, the following ingredients will be required:
- 4 eggs
- 4-5 pcs. large apples. The best varieties are hard varieties with a slight sourness.
- 1 tbsp. wheat flour
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 4 tbsp. tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder for dough
- pinch of vanilla sugar
- 3 tsp. cocoa (optional)
Preparation charlotte begin with cleaning andslicing apples. They should be cut into thin slices and cleaned from the core. You can still remove the fruit from the skin - then the filling will be more gentle and better bake. Then, in a separate bowl, beat the eggs with sugar. It is best to do this with a mixer. When the eggs are knocked into a thick foam, add 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil. After that, flour, vanillin, baking powder and cocoa are poured into the pan, and then the sugar-egg mixture is poured in with a thin trickle, stirring constantly. Then the dough is well kneaded with a mixer until the consistency of thick sour cream. For cooking charlotte, special shapes for microwave ovens are best, although a ceramic or porcelain saucepan will do. Its bottom should be well oiled with margarine or covered with oiled baking paper. At the bottom of the form should carefully put a layer of apples, and it is important not to overdo it, as the more stuffing, the worse the pie will be baked. After that, put the dough on the apples and put the dish to bake at maximum power for 10 minutes. After the timer turns off and the oven goes off, you need to leave the charlotte for another 3-4 minutes, which will give it a final bake and cool down. Before serving, you can decorate the pie with fruit and whipped cream.